There can be no denying that 2017 was not a good year for actor Gopichand. In July, he received some bad news when his ambitious comeback vehicle Gautham Nanda bombed at the box office and failed to help him get his career back on track. A few months later, the star suffered another setback when his highly delayed Oxygen did not find any takers at the ticket window and was ripped apart by the critics.
With 2017 in the past, Gopichand is currently working on Pantham. The film also has the fast-rising Mehreen Kaur Pirzada in the lead and is a Chakri directorial. In an exciting development, the first look of the film has been released and is quite good. In it, the star can be seen in a serious mood and an intense avatar that he does justice to. His raw machismo is quite hard to miss.
Interestingly, while announcing the film, producer Radhamohan had said that Pantham will be an action-packed commercial entertainer.
“We are happy to produce Gopichand’s 25th film under our Sri Satya Sai Arts Banner. Pantham is the title finalized for the film. Shoot is progressing as per the schedules. So far, one song and some talkie parts have been completed. An intensive action sequence which will be interval bang in the film has been shot in Aluminum Factory. Director Chakri is making the film that has a good message in it as a commercial entertainer. Hero Gopichand will be seen in a very powerful character. You need to wait for few more days to know reason behind Gopichand’s Pantham. We are planning to wrap up all the remaining works at the earliest to release the movie on May 18,” he had said.